I'm feeling more and more that I just want this holiday season to be peaceful, happy, warm, fun and enjoyed. I see so many people rushing from here to there, spending tons of money looking as though they are about to explode...and not from happiness, from stress. I want it to be more about the reason for the season and enjoying family and dear friends.
I want to enjoy a Christmas program at church, see little children's eyes light up with the sight of a tree and all the lights.
There's so much joy with little ones around! My grands are teens now. :-) Where did the time go? Love them dearly and it's different now but it's still the best to be in their presence.
I want to take time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of wine with friends.
I want to take the time to bake cookies and other goodies and share with others. Something homemade means the world to me and I'll bet it does to your friends and family too.
If you're having guests, schedule some time to really be with them. The dishes and laundry can wait an hour...no one will even notice.
Keep Christ in Christmas!